These Are the Happiest (and Unhappiest) States in the U.S.


Welcome to the ultimate guide on the happiness levels across the United States. In this web story, we'll dive deep into the factors that contribute to a state's happiness and reveal which states are the happiest and unhappiest.

The Science of Happiness

Happiness isn't just a feeling; it's a science. Learn about the factors that researchers use to measure happiness, from economic stability to social connections.


Discover how experts rank states' happiness levels. We'll explain the methodology used to compile this list and why it matters.

The Top 5 Happiest States

Drumroll, please! Explore the top five states that boast the highest levels of happiness. Is your state on the list?

The Key to Happiness

What makes these states so joyful? Uncover the secrets behind their residents' bliss and contentment.

The Bottom 5 Unhappiest States

Unfortunately, not all states are riding the happiness wave. Find out which states are at the bottom of the happiness index and what challenges they face.

Factors Influencing Happiness

Delve into the various factors that influence a state's happiness, including economic opportunities, healthcare, and more.

Regional Happiness Trends

Is there a pattern to happiness? Explore regional trends and see how geographical location affects happiness levels.

Your State's Happiness Score

Discover where your state stands on the happiness scale. Will it be among the happiest or face some challenges?

Pursuit of Happiness

What can individuals and communities do to enhance their well-being and overall happiness? Get tips and inspiration.

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